Alan Magee will speak at the Cushing Historical Society meeting Thursday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Cushing Historical Society's Meeting House, 17 Hathorne Point Road.

Magee’s presentation, The Artist as Social Critic, will highlight a selection of artists who have used visual imagery to oppose injustice, inequality and war. From Francisco de Goya’s “Disasters of War” to California sculptor Al Farrow’s recent Reliquaries, the illustrated talk will introduce outstanding examples of dissident art from the past two centuries.

Following the slide presentation, Magee will screen his short film “Party Line,” which comments on mass surveillance and its effects on free speech. The meeting is free and open to all.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or